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Topological insulators

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Nature Physics volume 5, pages 378380 (2009) | Download Citation

Spin–orbit coupling in some materials leads to the formation of surface states that are topologically protected from scattering. Theory and experiments have found an important new family of such materials.

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  1. Joel Moore is in the Department of Physics, University of California, and the Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.  jemoore@berkeley.edu

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